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Patricia Lockwood

BSc Psychology and Philosophy (2010), PhD Biomedical Sciences (2015)

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Research Summary

Primates are highly social creatures, living in complex social environments and spending much of their lives interacting with others. My research investigates the psychological and neural mechanisms that underpin how we interact with other people. As part of this aim, I examine how our ability to interact with others is affected by factors such as personality, ageing and disorders of social cognition, including psychopathy and autism.

Differences in our social abilities are likely to be linked to differences in the structure and function of the brain. I use tools borrowed from neuroscience and mathematics to quantify these brain differences precisely and link them to how people behave when they interact with others. This includes using methods such as behavioural paradigms, functional magnetic resonance imaging, brain stimulation and computational modelling.

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